Everyone possesses secrets buried in their pasts
Secrets best left locked away where they belong. Simon was no different, he vowed that his secrets would never be revealed and he would take them with him to his grave. When he meets a gruesome and untimely death however, his wife and daughters realised there was a great deal they didn't know about the enigmatic Simon. Vincent Clarke's novel follows Nicola - Simon's widow - and his daughters, Spider and Gem as they try to piece together his past. They travel to the east end of London where they learn of his life as a musician before he became a successful businessman. A meeting with friends from this period of his past leads the women to find great joy as well as tragedy and their visit to the West Indies leads to further revelations about Simon, which are to change their lives.